Down in Old Town Tustin, it seems that, Rutabegorz is always busy. And that was the hook. Originally I said to myself, any restaurant with a loyal base of foodies is worth the try. And that is how I ended up at Rutabegorz Restaurant.
Rutagegorz is located in historic Old Town Tustin. I am totally into the old town vibe and the building that houses the eatery was neat, but I did not like the interior decorations. Was way cliché. Fortunately, I was there to eat and I ended up dinning with my father, George, who has previously patronized the restaurant.
When it was time to order, George had the tortilla soup and I had the veggie sandwich. One could imagine what was in the tortilla soup and there were no disputes with the presentation or taste of the meal. The veggie special on the other hand was an open faced sandwich (a surprise) with a variety of vegetables and cheese served up on toasted squaw bread, placed under the broiler prior to arrival. Even though I was quite surprised by the open face sandwich, the food was not half bad. I would probably go for something else next time, however.
In the end, I would say check it out. But try something other than the veggie sandwich. I know I will at least give it one more go prior to my conclusions…I mean they have been around for like 25 years. And think about it, one could eat and then take a stroll about Old Town Tustin and do some shopping or just enjoy the community.